News

25
March2014

Joint Statement on Imedi TV Company’s Report Concerning Situation in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

We express our concern over a report about Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, which was aired on Panorama program of Imedi TV company on 23 March. We believe that the report violated a number of provisions of the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters, inter alia, by misleading the audience and artificially dramatizing the situation.

23
March2014

The report on human rights and freedoms of the second part of 2013

Georgian Democracy Initiative is pleased to present the Report on the Situation of Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia of the second part of 2013. The present report deals with the events relating to human rights and freedoms that took place in the country in the second part of 2013 and the observance of the principle of the rule of law.

16
March2014

Discussion in Gori

On March 16, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for journalists on the topic of tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination in the “Leader” club in Gori.

09
March2014

Training about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life

On March 8-9, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a training for students about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life. The participants of the training, which was held in the organization’s office, discussed the mechanisms of protection of the right to private life, international standards and domestic legislation, signs of discrimination, and norms that provide protection from discrimination. The training was led by specialists of human rights law, Giorgi Mshvenieradze and Besarion Bokhashvili.

25
February2014

Discussion on the topic of tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination

On February 23, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for journalists about the issues of tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination. The discussion, which was held in the organization’s office, was led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative, Giorgi Mshvenieradze, and theologian Beka Mindiashvili.

19
February2014

Discussions in Imereti: “Tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination”

On February 17, 2014, in the Samtredia Public School No. 1 and, on February 18, in the Zestaphoni Public School No. 2, Georgian Democracy Initiative held discussions about tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination. The discussions were led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Giorgi Mshvenieradze, and philosopher Levan Ghambashidze.

15
February2014

Discussion in Ozurgeti: “The prohibition of discrimination and tolerance”

On February 15, 2014, in the office of the Young Pedagogues’ Union in Ozurgeti, Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion on the issues of the prohibition of discrimination and tolerance. The discussion was led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Giorgi Mshvenieradze, and philosopher Levan Ghambashidze.

14
February2014

Joint Statement of Georgian NGOs on the detentions of UNM party members

On February 10, 2014, law enforcement agencies detained local executive (Gamgebeli) of Khoni Municipality Zurab Jibukhaia and is deputy Besarion Chelidze as well as deputy chairman of United National Movement’s (UNM) Dusheti district organization Zurab Otiashvili.